It may seem simple and effortless for the most part, buying your first leather jacket and that would be totally okay. The thought of it does have an appeal that is often unexplainable. Especially when it’s custom and your first leather jacket by The Jacket Maker. It’s those who share this sentiment as well as have a clear focus and often times a check-list, on what they’re looking for; that land up with the best leather jackets. Below we share with you a few key tips on what to look for when deciding on your first leather jacket.
Choose a Leather Jacket Style
First off; choose a leather jacket style that not only clicks with or enhances your personal style but serves a purpose such as function as well. For casual looks a bomber jacket would be perfect, often having a waist length that is really cool for either gender. These jackets tend to also be good for warmth even though they have a soft lining that is so comfy. This style has a youthful element about it and can be found in a vast array of colours and even textures and details. Opting for a bomber jacket will definitely give you a versatile set of winter looks. For a first leather jacket, you want to look for a bomber jacket that has a good cut and fit as well as good quality ribbed cuffs and collar. Click for more women’s bomber jackets.
If it’s a bold style statement you want to make, going for a hip motorcycle jacket would be a great idea. Given it would be your first leather jacket, so choosing something unique and classic would totally make sense. Motorcycle leather jackets have a flared collar and zipper that runs in an asymmetrical fashion which creates interest toward the accompanying pieces of garments that get an instant boost. Aside from this, you will notice that motorcycle jackets often referred to as biker jackets, have a longer set of lapels as opposed to their leather jacket contemporaries. All in all this style of jacket is also associated with the biker culture or the fandom there of. This would undoubtedly make a great first leather jacket purchase that will give you oomph in an instant. What you really want to look for in your first leather jacket purchase is a classic style of motorcycle jacket that has minimum design or detail elements. The perfect colour would be black but hey! With colours the sky is the limit. Click for more biker jacket options here.
Café Racer Calling
Another option for your first leather jacket would be the racer style which is also commonly called a café racer jacket. Again; this style as with a bomber jacket, has a slim bodied structure and is exactly right for those looking for something snug. Versatility too is a feature of this style and will enable you to select any colour you’d like. At The Jacket Maker; colour selection is just one of many choices to be made. Your first leather jacket will totally have that youthfulness and style that will keep you well ahead of the style game. Provided you look for a café racer that is minimalist in design elements but high on the fit and type of leather. At The Jacket Maker you will be guided through an extensive consultation practice where the types of leather will be shared and the perfect one that would do you justice. Click here for more.
If you’re channeling the rustic look, whether you are inspired by the country-side or simply enjoy feeding off this trend, then the cattleman style is just for you. Your first leather jacket could well be a stylish cattleman jacket that has a thigh length and flared sleeves. Drawing inspiration from a traditional rural style or playing and experimenting with a mix of classic and modern, with this one your first leather jacket will definitely grab the interest of many. Don’t forget to run your ideas by The Jacket Maker team to get the most out of this truly unique style.
Definitive Duster Jackets
Speaking of unique style and an unforgettable first leather jacket, we introduce you to the duster jacket that is a definite dramatic piece that will give you style, function and great impact. An ideal style for taller people, the duster jacket is traditionally knee length or possibly lengthier if you’d like and is noticeably bold by style even if it is minimalist in design. It is the piece you’d get for head turning; attention grabbing effect. Not recommended for short people or those looking for more practical and muted styles. As far as colours go, black would be timeless as would tan, brown or burgundy but hey make the most of this style and let your personality shine through. Click here.
Wild Wilder Vest
A well-constructed and styled leather vest though modest in coverage may be something you’d consider as a first leather jacket option given the versatility and wear-ability year round. Whether you see it as a simplistic style or an artistic reflection of your individuality. Leather vests can totally make a great first leather jacket possibility, especially when you’d prefer to start small with this particular piece of outerwear. Incorporating leather in small ways is a great start; especially for those who are not sure if they’d like or love this popular hide or skin made garment. Who knows if you love your first leather jacket vest then you most certainly would go for another leather jacket style more enthusiastically. Click here for more vest ideas.
Moving to a different side of the leather outerwear spectrum, we totally encourage you to consider a stylish leather blazer as your first leather jacket. A well cut and fit leather blazer not only makes a great first leather jacket option but gives you more room for creativity and versatility with your wardrobe choices that are to accompany this particular style. You could wear a leather blazer over a t-shirt and jeans for a smart-casual look that you pull off as street style, casual meets etc. whereas you can go the other route and wear a leather blazer over tailored pants or skirts for a more official and corporate look. The exception although exiting may or may not work for certain work-places which we’re sure you will know of based on your line of work. Either way, this makes a really good first leather jacket option that is always open to all. More Blazer ideas here.
How fun would it be if you could add some mystery or drama through your first leather jacket? Taking inspiration from old films or musicians, novels or artists. Trench coats are a great way to do so, especially leather trench coats that also add some luxury to the equation. Picture your first leather jacket as one that is reminiscent of a superhero or an undercover agent the options are truly endless, as are the possibilities for customization at The Jacket Maker. A perfect piece for either gender, you’re first leather jacket could be anything from dark and mysterious to vibrant and over-the-top. Let us help you figure that out. More Trench Coats here.
While the above covers all the basic styles that are meant to serve as a start to finding your first leather jacket, there are so many other styles that you can get from customizing and tweaking the above via our customized feature at The Jacket Maker. We realize your first leather jacket is a big deal and we’re thrilled to be the ones helping you find and execute a style that is best for you. For more on customized jackets click here. Or if you’d like something that’s ready to wear, click here.